University of Vermont hopes to avoid a new round of lay-offs and possibly reinstate some
part-time faculty. The school had warned in February that up to 26 people
would have to be let go because of the budget deficit.
Governor’s plan to cut health care programs faces opposition; Vermont House approves bill encouraging colonoscopies; Health Department to conduct more asbestos research; Fairpoint customers still experience e-mail problems; State may eliminate Agency of Commerce; One family celebrates two sporting achievements; and commentator Tom Slayton on hardships facing dairy farmers.
Attorney General Bill Sorrell says that the Northfield Police Chief’s alleged wrongdoings
represent just one example of a case that might have been dealt with
differently in another year, and under more favorable economic
How will state budget cuts impact Vermont’s towns and cities in the current and coming years? We talk about it with Steven Jeffrey of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. Plus, we survey the year’s top environmental stories with Candy Page. And we visit with a 92-year-old track star.
Lawmakers hold back on cuts to mental health programs; Vermont unemployment rate goes up in November; Patrick Leahy expects Eric Holder to be confirmed as Attorney General; Celebrating Chanukah; Language of the Abenaki; and commentator Leora Dowling on becoming a volunteer cancer advocate.
Jury awards $3.6 million to former altar boy; Faculty and students want UVM to hold off on budget cuts; More testimony on proposed budget cuts, but Amtrak service saved; Bernie Sanders leads investigation into Navy wasteful spending; Same-sex marriage advocates hail New Jersey study; Helping people pay for fuel during the holidays; and commentator Mary Barosse-Schwartz on community spirit.
Joint Fiscal Committee approves $32 million in budget cuts
and budget transfers; Vermont
delegation have prime real estate in the Pepsi
Center; Mistrial declared in
Burlington Diocese trial; Human error cause of radiation spike at Vt. Yankee;
and commentator Willem Lange on Homeland Security.